Throwback Thursday goes to… Are and Semmering

10 September 2013 15:26
Veronika Velez-Zuzulova - Semmering
Veronika Velez-Zuzulova - Semmering -
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It’s Throwback Thursday and today is all about the ladies! Here is what was going on during the last ladies’ races of 2012!

 

When: 19. – 20. 12. 2012

Where: Are (SWE)

What: Ladies’ giant slalom and slalom

Who Won:

 

Giant Slalom Ladies

Slalom Ladies

1stplace

REBENSBURG Viktoria GER

SHIFFRIN Mikaela USA

2ndplace

FENNINGER Anna AUT

HANSDOTTER Frida SWE

3rdplace

MAZE Tina SLO

MAZE Tina SLO

 

For Viktoria Rebensburg, the giant slalom victory up North was her first victory of the season and the 16th podium in her career. Anna Fenninger recorded her second podium of the season while Tina Maze took the third podium spot. For Maze it was her 8th podium of the season which tied with the record held by Alexandra Meissnitzer (AUT, 1998/99) and Janica Kostelic (CRO, 2002/03) for the most podiums in a season before New Year’s.

A new American star was born under the floodlights of the slalom piste at the 2007 World Champs venue. 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin put down a perfect second run to claim her first World Cup victory. She edged out local favorite Frida Hansdotter who finished 2nd.

 

 

When: 28. – 29. 12. 2012

Where: Semmering (AUT)

What: Men’s giant slalom

Who Won: 

 

Giant Slalom Ladies

Slalom Ladies

1stplace

FENNINGER Anna AUT

VELEZ ZUZULOVA Veronika SVK

2ndplace

MAZE Tina SLO

ZETTEL Kathrin AUT

3rdplace

WORLEY Tessa FRA

MAZE Tina SLO

In the traditional ladies’ post-Christmas giant slalom race held near the Austrian capital, Anna Fenninger demonstrated her exceptional talent. In front of a frenetic home crowd, she snatched the second victory of her young career. Everyone, including the big favorite Tina Maze, was unable to challenge the 23-year-old Austrian, with the Slovenian finishing 2nd more than a second behind.

28-year-old Veronika Velez-Zuzulova, who had finished 2nd already six times in her career, finally scored her first victory, also the first for Slovakia in 25 years. Local Kathrin Zettel clocked the best time of the second run but that was not enough as she ended up 0.10 seconds adrift.